YouTube, Gmail and Other Google Services Go Down in Widespread Outage

Multiple Google services — including YouTube and Gmail — were unavailable for users across the globe Monday for about an hour in what appeared to be widespread technical problems.

Also affected by the issues were Google Drive, Google Docs, Adwords and Adsense, Google Home, Nest and Google’s Chromecast services. User reports of problems in accessing the services spanned North America, Europe, India, South Africa, Central and South America and Australia.

“We are aware that many of you are having issues accessing YouTube right now — our team is aware and looking into it,” the YouTube account on Twitter posted at 7:09 a.m. ET. “We’ll update you here as soon as we have more news.”

Problems reported by YouTube users spiked just before 7 a.m. ET on Monday, Dec. 14, according to DownDetector.com. About an hour later, those had begun to taper off as the video platform restored service. About 80% of the issues reported by Gmail users were related to logging in, per DownDetector.

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